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Ripon College is incorporated in the state of Wisconsin as an independent, privately endowed college governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees. Faculty and student representatives also participate in board committees and meetings. A graduating senior is elected annually by the student body to serve one year as a Special Graduate Trustee.


Thomas W. Abendroth '81
Chair, 10/05/2019 - Present
Vice Chair, 10/06/2018 - 10/05/2019
Secretary, 10/04/2014 - 10/06/2018
Treasurer, 10/01/2003 - 10/03/2009
Schiff Hardin LLP
Evanston, IL

Ronald R. Peterson '70
Chair, 10/04/2014 - 10/05/2019
Vice Chair, 10/03/2009 - 10/04/2014
Immediate Past Chair, 06/05/2004 - Present
Jenner & Block
Lake Forest, IL

Susan S. Meier '79
Vice Chair, 10/05/2019 - 10/02/2021
Meier and Associates
Chicago, IL

Connie L. Moser '84
Vice Chair, 10/02/2021 - Present
Treasurer, 10/01/2016 - 10/02/2021
Verge Health
Grayslake, IL

Members of the Board

Thomas W. Abendroth '81

Schiff Hardin LLP
Evanston, IL

Alice G. Archabal '89

United Way
Northbrook, IL

Thomas H. Broman '76

Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Barneveld, WI

James R. Clark '68

Foley & Lardner LLP
Mequon, WI

Camille C. Clemons '00
Alumni Board of Directors, Trustee 2023
Cohen and Company
Fox River Grove, IL

Victoria N. Folse

Ripon College
Ripon, WI

Mark J. Franzen '83

Milliman IntelliScript
Paradise Valley, AZ

Blaine E. Gibson '81

Robert W. Baird & Co.
Grafton, WI

Penelope P. Greene

Minneapolis, MN

Michael J. Hartman '20
Special Graduate Trustee
Grafton, WI

Steven J. Hopp '83

Oswald Companies
Avon, OH

Dante A. Houston '01

Titus Talent Strategies
Milwaukee, WI

David A. Janssen '81

Fox Valley Plastic Surgery, S.C.
Oshkosh, WI

Andrew P. Kitslaar '06
Alumni Board of Directors, Trustee 2022
UW Foundation
Monona, WI

Cameron C. Klein '21
Special Graduate Trustee
Milwaukee, WI

Deborah J. Lahteine '93

L. Knife & Son
Plymouth, MA

Martin M. Lindsay '87

The Middleby Corporation
Arlington Heights, IL

Philip K. McCullough '69

Philip K. McCullough, MD, S.C.
Woodstock, IL

Susan S. Meier '79

Meier and Associates
Chicago, IL

Michael J. Milburn '97

Austin, TX

Connie L. Moser '84

Verge Health
Grayslake, IL

Robert G. Murray

Taxbridge Financial Group
Falmouth, ME

Elizabeth Pecha-Poelker '78

PrintFlex Graphics Inc.
Saint Louis, MO

Ronald R. Peterson '70

Jenner & Block
Lake Forest, IL

Kenneth R. Pinckney '81
Alumni Board of Directors, Trustee 2024
IntraFi Network
Glendale, WI

Richard K. Russo '76

Isabella Bank
Ada, MI

Sejal V. Shah '96

TotalMed Staffing Inc.
South Barrington, IL

Joseph M. Tolan '81

Milwaukee, WI

Peter W. Tuz '76

Chase Investment Counsel
Charlottesville, VA

Robert T. Welch '92

The Welch Group
Redgranite, WI

John H. Wolfe '69

Univ. of Pennsylvania & Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Blue Bell, PA

Lisa M. Wollan '78

Wawa, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Kimberly Woolley '94

Oracle Corporation
San Carlos, CA

George J. Zornada '87

K & L Gates LLP
Acton, MA

Honorary Life Trustees

Robert V. Abendroth '51

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
Mequon, WI

Thomas E. Caestecker

Markham Investments, LLC

Doreen L. Chemerow '73

Boca Raton, FL

Scott L. Dicks '74

Selling Forensics Group
Middleton, WI

Jane R. Frederick '74

Shorewood, WI

Robert L. Hanley

JPMorgan Private Client Services
Mequon, WI

David G. Hartman '64

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
New Providence, NJ

Guy R. Henshaw '68

Henshaw & Vierra
Danville, CA

Marcus D. Hoffman '70

Portland, OR

Pamela P. Smith '68

Fox Point, WI

Richard J. Srednicki '73

Chase Card Services, JP Morgan Chase
Steamboat Springs, CO

John A. Sturm '58

Sturm Foods, Inc.
Ponte Vedra, FL

Charles A. Van Zoeren '53

Alvan Motor Freight, Inc.
Kalamazoo, MI

Dena G. Willmore '67

Wellington Management Company
Buckland, MA

Thomas R. Wyman '50

Oshkosh, WI